Collector's Table

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Project by YBNORMAL posted 09-30-2011 06:22 PM 3036 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine project, However this seems to be a popular one. I think I have built seven of these now, and still only have one in my house. Overall it’s a easy plan to follow, but I generally hate making drawers, and this has a ton of them. It’s one of those projects that you have to forget how bad you really hated it before you start another one. Overall it is a nice project, just the right size for an end table and great for folks like me that collect arrowheads, coins, or whatever you can fill the drawers with.
I added a picture of the same cabinet in a dark cherry stain.

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 06:27 PM

Nice build YB! I mean Mr. NORMAL. ;)

Seven! Wow! That adds up to A LOT of drawers.

What issue of WOOD is that from?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 06:51 PM

Man, that’s a lot of drawers!
But it sure came out nice!
And Brett is right, THAT is a lot of drawers with seven pieces built!

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 07:12 PM

VERY NICE- I’d love one of these if I had the time to make one! What do you charge people you made them for?

I collect coins and historical artifacts. This would be fantastic!

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 08:07 PM

Sorry Brett, I don’t remember the issue, I think it was 1997, It would take me a while to find it in my back issues (Pile). But here is the downloadable plans link.

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#5 posted 09-30-2011 08:09 PM

StumpyNubs, I really like that!, I have previously sold these for $400, I think that works out to about $1.95 per hour. Simply not going to get rich making these.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-30-2011 10:47 PM

Very nice cabinet! That is a super cabinet for collections.

My friend that builds cars goes by the same handle YBNORMAL He should be abby normal!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-01-2011 01:34 AM

YB, Welcome aboard. Great cabinet. Thanks for the plans link, I collect pins and have had a concept like this in my head for a while.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 10-01-2011 03:51 AM

Eat, sleep and drink drawers. I am impressed.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#9 posted 10-01-2011 05:51 AM

Very impressive. After building this many of them I bet it is safe to say that you are an expert at making drawers. Great work

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#10 posted 10-04-2011 11:49 AM

Bunches of drawers. One at a time I suppose. Nice Projects done well several times. LOL

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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David Grimes

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#11 posted 10-21-2011 07:17 AM

Really nice. Now you’ve got me thinking again (it’s been years) about building a blueprint chest of drawers.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 08:02 PM

Very nice.

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